There are only three possibilities how Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya's grades from the Cambridge International University (CIU) matched that of a standard template's, said MCA president Wee Ka Siong.
"Possibility 1: This is an extraordinary coincidence. It is harder to see (this type of coincidence) other than to win the first prize in the Sports Toto (lottery).
"Possibility 2: This dubious university sent the same results to all 'graduates' who paid fees.
"Possibility 3: Bro (Marzuki), how long did it take you to copy, paste and edit (the transcript)?" Wee said in a Facebook post today.
Marzuki's academic qualifications have been disputed after critics questioned the authenticity of his degree.
In a statement today, Marzuki sought to prove he had a respectable degree and shared his academic transcript.
However, checks by Malaysiakini found that Marzuki's grades were exactly the same as that of a template transcript from the CIU.
This includes a 3.9-grade point on the second last subject for which both Marzuki and the template transcript got an "A".
According to the explanation of grades, an "A" carries a grade point of 4, while an "A - " carries a grade score of 3.7.
The spotlight fell on Marzuki after a police report was lodged over claims he had lied about obtaining a degree from the UK's Cambridge University.
Marzuki claimed he had never tried to portray himself as a Cambridge University student.
However, a Bernama article on his appointment as a senator stated that he had graduated from the prestigious UK institution.
The CIU, which has no relation to the UK's Cambridge, has been alleged to be a degree mill.
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